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Bird’s® Wideband Power Sensor Series (WPS) never requires field calibration, only requires calibration once per year and are traceable to National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The WPS measures True Average Power, Peak Power, and Duty Cycle directly with exceptional accuracy and uses these precise measurements to calculate a wide range of other important factors, such as VSWR, Return Loss, Reflection Coefficient, Crest Factor, Average Burst Power, and CCDF.

The Giga-tronics 8651B Single-Input Power Meter and 8652B Dual-Input Power Meter offer high-performance RF and Microwave power measurement. The Giga-tronics 8650B Series Universal Power Meters have the extensive measurement capabilities and features you need to test today’s sophisticated systems faster, easier and more accurately.

The MA24108A power sensor is designed to provide accurate average power measurements from 10 MHz to 8 GHz over 60 dB of dynamic range. The sensor employs a "dual path" architecture that provides (similar to thermal sensor) True-RMS measurements over the entire frequency and dynamic range, enabling users to make highly accurate average power measurements for CW, multi-tone, and digitally modulated signal up to 8 GHz. The sensors have internal and external triggering capability that facilitates individual slot power measurements of TDMA waveforms as well as burst power measurements of periodic and non-periodic waveforms.

KRYTAR offers Low Cost Power Meters in the following frequency bandwidths...

SAGE Millimeter’s SSD series of ranging sensor heads are ideal for applications involving traffic monitoring, true ranging radar, automatic production lines, and automotive radar systems.

The MA24106A power sensor is a USB power sensor that eliminates the need of a traditional power meter. It is designed to provide accurate average power measurements from 10 MHz to 6 GHz over 60 dB of dynamic range. It is a highly accurate, standalone instrument that communicates with a PC via USB or with many of the Anritsu handheld products (often requiring Option 19). The power measurement capability of MA24106A is intended to mimic that of a traditional thermal (thermo-electric) power sensor by providing true-RMS measurements, although the MA24106A offers a wider measurement range. Therefore, it is ideal for measuring average power of CW, modulated RF waveforms such as 3G, 4G, OFDM, and multi-tone signals. True RMS power measurements enable one to make accurate measurements regardless of the input signal type.

The Anritsu MA24105A Inline Peak Power Sensor is designed to take accurate average power measurements from 2 mW to 150 W and peak power measurements from 2 W  to 300 W over the frequency range of  350 MHz to 4 GHz. The sensor employs a “dual path” architecture that enables True-RMS measurements over the entire frequency and dynamic range allowing users to measure CW, multi-tone and digitally modulated signals such as LTE, LTE-TDD, GSM/EDGE, CDMA, W-CDMA, WiMAX, TD-SCDMA, WLAN, and LTE. The forward direction path also include a 4 MHz bandwidth channel that has peak and comparator/integrator circuits that add measurement functions such as PEP power, crest factor, CCDF, and burst average power. Another detection circuit on the reverse direction adds reverse power measurement capabilities including reverse power, reflection coefficient (magnitude), return-loss, and SWR. The presence of a micro-controller along with signal conditioning circuitry, ADC, and power supply in the sensor makes it a complete miniature power meter.

The MA243X0A series Microwave CW USB Power Sensors employ a single-path diode architecture to provide fast, accurate average power measurements from 10 MHz up to 50 GHz with 90 dB of dynamic range.

Features and Benefits:

  • Broad Frequency Range (10 MHz up to 50 GHz): Ideal for general purpose, aerospace and defense, satellite and wireless communications applications
    • MA24330A 10 MHz to 33GHZ
    • MA24340A 10 MHz to 40 GHz
    • MA24350A 10 MHz to 50 GHz
  • Accurate Power Measurements with over 90 dB Dynamic Range
  • Best-in-Class Damage Protection (+26 dBm CW, +32 dBm peak < 10 µs): Protects instrumentation investment
  • No Zeroing Required (for signals > –50 dBm) and Elimination of 1 mW Reference Calibration: Reduces test time and handling in production while maintaining absolute accuracy
  • Advanced Trigger Capabilities: Facilitates time dependent power measurements
  • NIST Traceable Calibration: Provides high-accuracy measurements and ensures absolute accuracy
  • Calibration Traceable to SI Units via National Metrology Institutes
  • Easy to Use with PC or Select Anritsu Handheld Instruments: No benchtop power meter unit needed
  • Silicone Protective Covering (removable): Provides additional field durability
  • External Trigger Latching: For pulses as narrow as 20 ns